Sacramento: Five people are dead after a gunman went on a killing spree through a northern Californian town at school on Tuesday. The unnamed gunman was eventually killed by police at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School in northern California where he opened fire on students and staff as parents dropped off their children at around 8am.
He killed at least four people and injured numerous others before he was shooting at the school which was his final stop on a deadly drive through the town. The shooting spree began at 7.52am at an address in the town where he shot several residents. Neighbors there say they had been complaining for weeks about the gunman, who lived on the street, firing his gun late at night and early in the morning.
From there, the gunman is believed to have used a stolen truck to travel to the school where he injured at least three children and one adult before being brought down. On his way, he opened fire on a woman and her daughter who was in a Ford truck on the main road leading in to the town. Both were taken to hospital along with three children and an adult from the school.
The gunman then arrived at the school and fired between 90 and 100 rounds with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns before he was brought down. Three children were injured including a six-year-old, according to witnesses who said the child was shot twice. Their conditions are not known.